JACK ATHEY – Sunny Song of the Day June 30, 2015

Perfect music for today’s weather courtesy of Mr. @JackAthey! One of Sheffield’s finest musicians
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Thank you very much guys, the original is one of my all time favourite songs

Jack Athey
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What an honor!, Thx f/the mentions and RT, Sunny, all-time 70s Soul classic, I’ve been playing this tune piano since my teens
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Bryan Lewis – June 24, 2015 Sunny song of the Day

 

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From facebook:
  • Born and raised in upstate New York, Bryan Lewis received his B.A. in Music Industry from S.U.N.Y. Oneonta in 2008, and he’s been fortunate enough to have a full-time career in the music business ever since.

    Bryan has lived in the Tampa Bay area since January 2010 and plays over 200 gigs a year with Serotonic, Acme Jazz Garage, as a solo pianist, and occasionally with other bands and musicians. He also teaches piano, keyboard, and organ lessons via Skype and locally in Tampa Bay.

  • Current Location
    Tampa, FL

Mini review by Joe Viglione

 

Bryan Lewis starts his rendition of “Sunny” off with a beat, and some funk ad-libs before going in to the song’s melody.   It’s a contemplative “Sunny” with creative dashes of notes stretching the basic foundation of the perennial hit song.

Where Stevie Wonder performed “Sunny” in a more traditional setting both on the For Once In My Life album as well as Stevie Wonder Live – punctuated with big band and Stevie’s superb harmonica, Bryan Lewis of Tampa, Florida goes where Wonder might approach the song today in 2015. Over an electronic drum Lewis goes a more modern Wonder route with the melody,

 

The Fender Rhodes (which is dominant on the hits “Dancing In the Moonlight” by King Harvest and “Superwoman” by Stevie) is a nice touch on the three minute and fifty two second instrumental.

Mark Chang – Sunny Song of the Day June 23, 2015 Tuesday

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Jazz/Funk/Soul/Blues from Mark Chang’s piano

New PRO SOUND version. This is a real funky piano version of the awesome tune “Sunny” by Bobby Hebb. Recorded May 14, 2009 in El Dorado Hills, CA by pianist Mark Chang. Hope you enjoy it.

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Mini Review: eight minutes and thirty-nine seconds of “Sunny” by Mark
Chang. His fingers dance around the keyboard bringing the song into a
variety of dimensions.  You can hear the stylings of Leon Russell, a
little Sly and the Family Stone “If You Want Me To Stay” at the 5:34 mark (Bobby was in Studio A recording Love Games, Sly in Studio B recording There’s A Riot Going On circa 1969/1970 ) certainly more subdued than Liberace, a wonderfully easy to absorb exploration of Bobby Hebb’s chord changes and melody.   JV

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Laurence Juber SUNNY song of the Day June 22, 2015 Monday

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Summer is here, and it will be a SUNNY SUMMER for sure!

Two time Grammy award winning artist, Laurence Juber, forged his musical legend a long time ago as Paul McCartney’s lead guitarist for Wings and as a groundbreaking solo acoustic guitarist and now, he adds a few more chapters with a new album and book.  March 13, 2015

Laurence Juber’s recording of “Sunny” is 3:35 minutes in on this promo for his cd Fingerboard Road

 

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INTERVIEW WITH LAURENCE JUBER